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Distributed SSH Keys

For many hosting services and SCMs, Review Board uses an SSH key to communicate with repositories. This SSH key is normally stored on the server on which Review Board is installed.

In the case when a Review Board server is under heavy use, one may want to scale the architecture out to use multiple front-end servers against a single database. In this case, Power Pack provides the ability to share the SSH key between all front-end servers.

Turning on distributed SSH keys

To enable distributed SSH keys, open the Extensions page in the Administration UI. Find the entry for the Review Board Power Pack, and click on Configure. Select Enable distributed SSH keys and then click Save.